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The Boehner Lawsuit Against
Obama Is Beginning to Take Shape

National Journal, by Billy House

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/9/2014 4:19:42 AM

Starting next week, House Republicans will launch a highly visible—and likely tumultuous—three-week process of bringing to the floor legislation to authorize their promised lawsuit against President Obama over his use of executive actions. "In theory, you could report out a resolution tomorrow and vote on it," said a House GOP aide on Tuesday. "But that is not the approach [the leaders] want to take." Rather, the aim is to display—if not actually engage in—a more deliberative process, even if amid controversy. This drawn-out script builds toward a potentially dramatic floor vote held just days, or even hours, before the House adjourns on

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Country Boy, 7/9/2014 4:28:06 AM     (No. 9916196)

FTA " "If Congress were to do its job and pass the legislation I´ve [obama] directed them to pass, I wouldn´t be forced to take matters into my own hands.""

Every 10 year old kid knows that Congress doesn´t report to the President. The guy is definitely tyrannical.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: gringolite, 7/9/2014 5:23:19 AM     (No. 9916209)

"If Congress were to do its job",Barry Soetoro would have been removed from office by now.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 7/9/2014 6:57:05 AM     (No. 9916261)

Simply more bread and circuses, I´m afraid.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 7/9/2014 7:02:03 AM     (No. 9916266)

Thanks , Boner. Watch how fast the MSM morphs ´lawsuit´ into ´impeachment´ as we head into the fall elections. This couldn´t ´languish´ for a while like nearly all legal cases?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Red Jeep, 7/9/2014 7:03:30 AM     (No. 9916268)

Ditto Reply 3. They should be impeaching him.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 7/9/2014 7:05:26 AM     (No. 9916270)

Counting the times Boehner has let us down on the fingers of two hands, I have run out of fingers. May I borrow one of yours? That one.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dman, 7/9/2014 7:09:17 AM     (No. 9916273)

Dittos, #3. Put this in the same basket as all those bills to repeal Obamacare. Just bones to mollify the base.

It will go nowhere.

Impeach - now.
Reid kills it.
Campaign on it.
Win a mandate in NOvember.
Re-impeach in January.
Put pressure on Senate Dems in February.

IMO, that´s our only real chance. The Emperor is consolidating his power.

2016 election? What 2016 election? Third term? It could happen if we continue to wring our hands and do nothing effective.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: periwinkel, 7/9/2014 7:20:40 AM     (No. 9916282)

"..it is a tale told by an idiot full of sound and fury, signifying nothing in which a walking shadow performs performs upon a stage and is heard no more."

Act V, MacBeth
William Shakespeare

More or less, if I remember correctly. This surely describes our Speaker Boehner.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: strike3, 7/9/2014 7:25:30 AM     (No. 9916289)

Even if Boehner´s "stunt" does nothing more than keep barry up nights and fuming about nasty republicans ruining his kingdom, it will have done some good.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/9/2014 7:27:26 AM     (No. 9916292)

If congress had done their job, zippy would never have been a presidential nominee.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/9/2014 7:27:55 AM     (No. 9916294)

I´m for it.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 7/9/2014 7:29:36 AM     (No. 9916299)

Close enough, #8.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: M2, 7/9/2014 7:36:51 AM     (No. 9916313)

Congress has been working on this lawsuit trying to get it right, doing their best before taking it to Court. At least they are doing something, which is what we´re all screaming they should do.

"If congressional standing is denied in such cases, there will be no other way to check such presidential usurpation short of impeachment," the two write.

So if the lawsuit fails on the grounds that there´s no "standing" in the Courts, they can proceed with impeachment, which they will do.

They are being careful and judicious. They don´t want charges of recklessness being hurled at them. They really are trying so I think they deserve some credit. Going directly to impeachment with no interim accusations isn´t wise.

During the lawsuit´s Court presentation, American media will cover all the excesses of this POTUS and the outright breaking of our laws. Average Americans, not just the Court, will be able to see his lawlessness.

As for Obama´s comment:

"If Congress were to do its job and pass the legislation I´ve directed them to pass, I wouldn´t be forced to take matters into my own hands."

Our "Constitutional lawyer in the Oval Office" reveals that he doesn´t even know how our government works. The POTUS doesn´t "direct" Congress to do anything. The POTUS proposes action to the Congress. It´s Congress´ job to "pass legislation", not POTUS´ job.

OPEN LETTER TO "THE CONSTITUTIONAL LAWYER IN THE OVAL OFFICE": That´s not how America works. Ever hear the term, "The President proposes, Congress disposes"? You are not a dictator, dude.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Janjan, 7/9/2014 7:43:45 AM     (No. 9916320)

Incompetence paired with breathtaking arrogance. Obama totally disregards the fact that Congress does not represent him. They represent us. We are the real targets.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: dkrieb, 7/9/2014 7:50:44 AM     (No. 9916330)

#13

In addition, this process will provide a logical step toward stating all of his impeachable actions. Hopefully this provide proof to the electorate leading up to the midterms that the Dem´s are complicit in this debacle. If these proceeding provide the impetus to win back a majority in the Senate as well as maintain a majority in the House then impeachment could become a reality. Also by that time I believe that there will enough remaining Dem´s that are afraid of voter backlash that will also go along.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: trapper, 7/9/2014 8:03:46 AM     (No. 9916355)

This could get interesting. By the time the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group gets done with its legal analysis and drafting, I wonder if the document it produces will have "Articles of Impeachment" written across the top of it. That is, after all, the proper way for the House of Representatives to present its charges against a President. Sneaky.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Joe vann, 7/9/2014 8:12:38 AM     (No. 9916367)

# 13...thanks.

Some of you folks go are going back to thrashing the House...our team.

Of course, they mistakes but impeaching Obama isn´t one of them. If Obama prayed, his first prayer would be that the House impeach him. If you don´t understand why at this late date...you need to make the effort...read the Constitution. This lawsuit is the way to go. It well get the issues in front of the voters before the election. Our biggest risk in both of these scenarios is the msm but far less with the lawsuit plus it won´t be bogged down for months with the msm slaying us daily...in a no win situation.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 7/9/2014 8:33:03 AM     (No. 9916409)

#17 you are correct. As much as I want to see this man in Leavenworth, law suit right now is the way to go. Dems have the senate, so impeachment won´t go anywhere but 24/7 on the MSM. Besides, I think he is trying very hard to get impeached before the November elections. He is also pushing the border situation to instigate a confrontation with "we the people" so he can declare martial law and cancel the elections. The law suit should also include treason for allowing a foreign invasion into the country.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: chicodon, 7/9/2014 8:47:12 AM     (No. 9916432)

Defund and impeach! Stop this election year mirage. Nothing will come of this while Buraq is still in office and they know it.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: nevernaught, 7/9/2014 8:47:33 AM     (No. 9916433)

Sounds like Rip Van Boehner is finally waking up after almost 6 years of Marxist rule. Meanwhile Obama has imported 300,000 new disease infested voters from all points of the compass.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Rinktum, 7/9/2014 9:00:53 AM     (No. 9916458)

Oh boy, the Republicans will be beat over the head by the democrats with taking on this issue while children on the border are being neglected and left to languish by those mean ol´ Republicans. It will be said that Republicans have a vendetta against the president and they are more concerned with harming him than they are helping those poor innocent children. Obama´s timing of the border crisis could not have been more opportune for him. You´d almost believe he planned it that way. Republicans need to go on the offense before the democrats put them on the defense. Get effective talking points prepared for both issues or suffer the consequences.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 7/9/2014 10:29:14 AM     (No. 9916615)

"Beginning to take shape?" Good Lord, our country will be dead and buried by the time the suit is filed. And..here´s my question: Does the Senate have to sign off on it? If so, you know where this is going.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 7/9/2014 10:33:24 AM     (No. 9916625)

#8 the actual lines are much better than yours

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Reply 24 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 7/9/2014 11:05:33 AM     (No. 9916689)

Dittos to #1 & #2 - you beat me to those same responses, and #13 is the voice of reason-excellent post.

The article caused me to have an OMG moment - I feel like I´m watching Shakepeare´s play Julius Caesar. Could it be that Barry thinks he can get away with becoming an American Julius Caesar?

Obviously, our Congress members would never go to the lengths Caesar´s opponents went, but there are so many parallels to Caesar and to Barry´s idea of "ruling" that it is almost shocking - especially to those of us who believe in a Constitutional Republic.

The following shippets are from an analysis about the times of ole Julius and is by Arash Farzaneh. It is found at https://suite.io/arash-farzaneh/5ek62c7

1. "Julius Caesar´s rise to power was connected with disregard and even disrespect for rules, tradition and authority."

2. "Caesar continued to openly challenge his main opponent"(Congress?)... "When he crossed the Rubicon he was in direct defiance of Roman law, because as the governor of Gaul, he was not allowed to enter Rome, something the constitution forbid."(since when has that stopped Barry?)

3. "Caesar decided to give himself more power by diluting the powers and reaches of the senate."

4. "This period is known as the end of the Republic as Caesar took on the autocratic position of “perpetual dictator.” The position of “dictator” in those times was usually temporary and mainly during exceptional times of crisis, but Caesar used it to usurp absolute control." (Is this what is in store for the USA?)

5. "One of the flaws of Caesar was also his strongest trait, his ambition. He had however become overconfident and it made him complacent. He thought himself invincible both in battle and in Rome..."

Congress needs to get busy before Barry Caesar nullifies the Constitution.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 7/9/2014 11:39:29 AM     (No. 9916760)

To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life´s but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.


Macbeth Act 5, scene 5, 19–28

"more or less" shouldn´t apply when a person is attempting to quote Shakespeare.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Zumkopf, 7/9/2014 12:21:37 PM     (No. 9916843)

"FTA: ´If Congress were to do its job and pass the legislation I´ve directed them to pass, I wouldn´t be forced to take matters into my own hands.´"

While I have little doubt this reflects Obama´s actual attitude towards the Constitution, NJ´s quote seems to originate from a satirical site: http://azconservative.org/2014/06/28/president-tries-to-fend-off-evidence-of-incompetence/

The NJ inadvertently makes the point that it´s hard to parody the current Administration and Democratic Party, but guys/gals, Obama gives us so much real stuff to work with, we don´t have to waste our credibility on the fake stuff.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: strike3, 7/9/2014 12:28:19 PM     (No. 9916856)

Spot on are the references to Caesar and the final days of Rome. Even the liberal lapdogs who support this loud-mouthed buffoon are playing out the decadence and corruption that enabled the fall of Rome. However, if it comes to pass, there will be a Brutus. Barry has a collection of boot-lickers but their actions are not out of loyalty because they know that their spot under the bus is only moments away.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: rsgonner, 7/9/2014 1:41:06 PM     (No. 9916999)

So let´s play this out: Boehner sues obozo and, wonder of wonders, the SCOTUS rules 9-0 that obozo has overstepped his powers......crickets....crickets....Why would anyone think this tyrant would change his behavior?? Who will make him? Not Holder. He has ignored the laws of this country every since he was coronated! The republicans are afraid to use their Constitutional power of the purse. They will never impeach this guy even if he defied the SCOTUS because they are more afraid of being called racist by the media than they are of losing our liberty on their watch. Folks, we are screwed: the dems are too corrupt to rule and the rebups, with the exception of a few like Cruz and Lee, are too stupid.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 7/9/2014 1:49:57 PM     (No. 9917013)

Impeachment is bandied about on talk radio ( Savage and Erickson ) and from Sarah Palin as if it means removal from office.
Impeachment for Obama and escaping a conviction
in the Senate would be like OJ being charged
and then found not guilty.
No serious person could imagine anywhere from 15 to 21 Senate Democrats voting to remove the first
black president from office.
Obama would emerge victorious and the Democrats
would be energized.
Just in time for 2016.
The celebrations would be nauseating because Obama had beaten the Republicans.
The media would be exultant and
Republicans would look like fools.
What exactly are the criminal charges and evidence the impeachment crowd thinks they could present ?
Do they think Eric Holder , Lois Lerner , Valerie Jarrett et. al are going to rat out the POTUS ???
The lawsuit is the only rational and logical way to remind the American people of
Obama´s reckless and lawless behavior .
Unfortunately , talk radio and the Tea Party
waste their time and energy blaming
elected Republicans for Obama´s actions.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 7/9/2014 2:00:21 PM     (No. 9917042)

This lawsuit is just slight of hand to distract us from demanding that Boehner do his job and stop the flow of money that enables the tyrant to inflict his tyranny!!!

Stop funding to the NSA division that is spying on Americans. Stop funding the IRS, EPA and other agencies that are persecuting conservatives who are perceived to be a risk to this administration. Stop funding to buy federal land on the southern border that prevents Texas from securing the border.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: nevernaught, 7/9/2014 3:15:02 PM     (No. 9917143)

I see #29 got lost again on his way over to the Huffington Post. Doesn´t like the Tea Party, Rush Limbaugh, Hannity, Fox News or any other Conservative who tries to save the Constitution. Doing nothing to stop Obama and the rest of the Marxists seems to be aim of Liberals everywhere.

Expect another 300,000 invaders again in the coming months.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: loveUSA, 7/9/2014 5:00:43 PM     (No. 9917270)

Since Barry has no regard for the law, this lawsuit is toothless. Defund the agencies (IRS, EPA, etc.) and impeach our lawless President. Even if the Senate won´t vote to convict, it will forever be on the record that Obama was impeached.

Impeach Now!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: mulhaven, 7/9/2014 6:05:55 PM     (No. 9917339)

Should a lawsuit actually make it to the court, what consequences does Boehner expect from it?? It seems apparent that it is simply another of his delay tactics to avoid taking any action to stop the renegade in power. He should just be honest and simply say nothing as he does nothing. We all understand that his job is over his head or perhaps he is happy with being an appendage of the Democrat party. That is the way things are. So another solution to the devastation of America has to be found by the people. Boehner is irrelevant. Frankly, it would be nice if he would just go away.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Joe vann, 7/9/2014 6:07:13 PM     (No. 9917340)

Those who are yelling for impeachment either don´t understand the situation or must be wanting the final nail driven in America´s coffin. You folks would create a win for the socialist that would have be a win for us this fall. We have no time to lose a almost certain win for the Senate. Wait three months and then talk about it.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Ida lil, 7/9/2014 6:27:41 PM     (No. 9917356)

#29 is speaking reality
Perhaps #31 wasn´t watching close when the Clinton impeachment was turned into a social circus leaving no recourse to bring the real charges and treason into the issue.
That issue was foreign campaign monies and the delivery of military superior equipment blueprints to China --a Communist gov.
In addition to bring the act of impeachment forward just before midterm will rally the democrat voters who give everything to the party based on their party generational bias.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: rochow, 7/9/2014 8:11:42 PM     (No. 9917499)

Actually, I don´t trust Boehner! Why would a leopard change his spots all of a sudden?

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Reply 37 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/9/2014 9:08:49 PM     (No. 9917576)

Boner the same guy that said today he wants to give Zippy the $3.7 Billion with a "B" ?



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Reply 38 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 7/9/2014 9:58:30 PM     (No. 9917656)

Lawsuits mean lawyers. Impeachment is show biz.

We have a zombie Chief Executive and his zombie administration for nearly two-a-half more years. The challenge is national survival.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: nevernaught, 7/10/2014 12:18:52 AM     (No. 9917792)

Sorry for the additional post #35, but I really don´t trust impeachment either. I would rather the House sue Obama for overstepping his Constitutional authority, and having his Executive orders overturned by the Supremes.

It would be interesting though in an election year to see how many Senate Democrats would feel so threatened that they would vote to Impeach in the newly elected Senate. Especially if the Republicans regain the majority.

In the end, I don´t trust Boehner to do anything except to bluster.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 7/10/2014 2:24:45 AM     (No. 9917837)

Don´t all you people who are calling for impeachment understand that it cannot be done? Is it news to you that the Senate has to vote for impeachment? What is the point of beating a dead horse? The House is doing what it can. Two smart lawyers have shown them the way to prove "standing", the lack of which has gotten other lawsuits dismissed. Admittedly, they should have thought of it themselves.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: mulhaven, 7/10/2014 6:48:47 PM     (No. 9918928)

The Senate does not vote for impeachment which is a charge of high crimes and misdemeanours. Impeachment is done solely by the House. After the impeachment the Senate votes to convict or not but the impeachment stands forever. It also provides a great opportunity to create formal documentation of all the crimes that were committed, and that is for all time. Impeachment is a great idea.

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Politico, by Edward-Isaac Dovere & Tarini Parti    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/26/2014 5:51:19 AM     Post Reply
Vice President Joe Biden has been crisscrossing the country attending closed-door fundraisers and donor events for Democratic House candidates — but you won’t find many on his schedule. In Seattle, Biden worked a photo line at Boeing Field before taking off on Air Force Two. In New York, Biden hit up donors at a hotel in a lower Manhattan after addressing the Goldman Sachs energy conference. After a speech in a Philadelphia hotel ballroom, Biden slipped off to a separate room to meet with campaign donors. None of these side events were on the official public schedule — and they came

EPA tells new students: Only 1 napkin,
1 salt packet, 1 ketchup pouch at school lunches
Washington Examiner [DC], by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/26/2014 5:40:38 AM     Post Reply
For many students, the unwelcome return to school is often sweetened with a shopping trip for school supplies and new clothes. Not anymore. As college, high school and grade school students begin returning to classes, the Environmental Protection Agency is urging students to use recycled material, even garbage, for their supplies and to shop at thrift stores for “retro fashions.” And don’t even think about taking more than one napkin or salt packet in the lunch line. “Buy smart! Purchase and use a wide assortment of supplies made from recycled products, such as pencils made from old blue jeans; binders made from old

Are ISIS ‘External Operations’
Already Under Way?
National Review Online, by Jim Geraghty    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/26/2014 5:36:54 AM     Post Reply
Get ready for war: The Islamic State presents the greatest terrorist threat to Americans since 9/11, and fighting it will take more than airstrikes in Iraq, according to a top member of Congress and a retired four-star general. The Islamic State, also referred to as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, has vaulted in notoriety after the beheading of American journalist James Foley last week. On ABC’s This Week, Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, who chairs the Homeland Security Committee, called Foley’s murder a turning point. “I do think they present the greatest threat we’ve seen since 9/11,” McCaul said. “This has been



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Judicial Watch:
DOJ Admits Lois Lerner’s Emails Exist

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National Review Online, by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: Doctor P- 8/25/2014 3:32:34 PM     Post Reply
A Justice Department official admitted that former IRS official Lois Lerner’s apparently missing emails actually exist on a backup server, but the government doesn’t plan to retrieve them. , “A Department of Justice attorney told a Judicial Watch attorney on Friday that it turns out the federal government backs up all computer records in case something terrible happens in Washington and there’s a catastrophe, so the government can continue operating,” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton told Fox News’ Shannon Bream. “But it would be too hard to go get lois lerner’s emails from that backup system,” Fitton continued, paraphrasing the DOJ official.

Joint Chiefs chairman says ISIS not
a direct threat to US, won´t
recommend Syria strikes yet

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Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/25/2014 8:16:54 AM     Post Reply
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has said that he would not recommend U.S. military airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria until he determines that they have become a direct threat to the U.S. Gen. Martin Dempsey, speaking to reporters on board a military plane traveling to Afghanistan, said Sunday that he believes the Sunni insurgent group formerly known as ISIS is more of a regional threat and is not currently plotting or planning attacks against the U.S. or Europe. ISIS has repeatedly made threats to attack the U.S. through social and conventional media. Earlier this month, in a

Democrat Michelle Nunn leads
Georgia Senate race: poll

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The Washington Times, by Seth McLaughlin    Original Article
Posted By: SpeedMaster- 8/25/2014 5:04:48 PM     Post Reply
Democrat Michelle Nunn is running ahead of David Perdue in the race for the U.S. Senate in Georgia. The WSB-TV poll found that Mrs. Nunn has 47 percent to 40 percent edge over Mr. Perdue. The libertarian candidate, Amanda Swafford, received 3 percent, and 10 percent of the respondents were undecided. The winner of the race will replace retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss. Mrs. Nunn, the daughter of former Georgia Sen. Sam Nunn, is seen as one of Democrats best bets to flip control of a GOP-held seat. Republicans need to flip six seats to win back the Senate.

Black Lies and White Anger
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PJ Media, by Andrew Klavan    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/26/2014 4:54:53 AM     Post Reply
American black people are being lied to and the lies destroy them. They are being lied to by corrupt people like Attorney General Eric Holder and Al Sharpton Jr. and Jesse Jackson and the leftists in our news media. They are being told that their poverty is due to prejudice and that the police are targeting them out of bigotry. They are being told that the dreadful existence of slum life grew out of slavery and is being perpetuated by hatred. None of this is true. Poor black people are poor because they have no family structure and get little education.

PBS’s Gwen Ifill: ‘There’s a
New Civil-Rights Movement’
Beginning in Ferguson

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National Review Online, by Ryan Lovelace    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 8/25/2014 11:22:47 AM     Post Reply
On NBC’s Meet the Press, guest Gwen Ifill of PBS called the unrest and violence that erupted in Ferguson, Mo., the beginning of a “new civil-rights movement.” “There’s a new civil-rights movement which has sprung up,” Ifill said. “These young people in the streets, these young people who created a social-media movement around Michael Brown, they’re not saying pass a law, they’re saying enforce the current ones.” But some people have called for new laws, and later in the program, Reverend Al Sharpton said, “Our demonstrations must lead to legislation.” Sharpton went on to say that, “We must turn this moment into

WH: Checked-out Obama
is a media myth

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The Hill, by Amie Parnes    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 8/26/2014 8:52:53 AM     Post Reply
The White House is bristling at suggestions President Obama is disconnected, checked out or out of touch. White House allies maintain that the storyline of a checked-out president is a myth drummed up by the media during the summer doldrums. “It’s bullshit,” said one former senior administration official. “This is a guy who reads 10 letters a day simply to keep in touch with the American people. He spends all his time thinking about the economy and improving lives of the American people. He’s constantly in touch.” Obama has been criticized as out of touch by critics and supporters, with the subject

DNC official: Ferguson could
boost get-out-the-vote push

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution, by Daniel Malloy    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/26/2014 1:40:59 PM     Post Reply
Our AJC colleague Nicholas Fouriezos passes along the following dispatch: The racial unrest caused by tensions over the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., could be a rallying cry for Democratic get-out-the-vote efforts, according to the voter education committee chair for the Democratic Southern caucus. “There is a story beneath the story in Ferguson,” chairwoman Janet May said at the Southern Caucus meeting during the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta on Friday. May ran through the stats of the 21,000-person Missouri town: 13,000 black citizens, about 7,000 white. Five city council members– one of whom was black.

Michael Brown Spent Last Weeks
Grappling With Problems and Promise

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New York Times, by John Eligon    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/25/2014 11:30:20 AM     Post Reply
FERGUSON, Mo. — It was 1 a.m. and Michael Brown Jr. called his father, his voice trembling. He had seen something overpowering. In the thick gray clouds that lingered from a passing storm this past June, he made out an angel. And he saw Satan chasing the angel and the angel running into the face of God. Mr. Brown was a prankster, so his father and stepmother chuckled at first. “No, no, Dad! No!” the elder Mr. Brown remembered his son protesting. “I’m serious.” And the black teenager from this suburb of St. Louis, who had just graduated from high

Could a wording ´glitch´ doom
Obama´s healthcare law?

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Los Angeles Times, by David G. Savage    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/25/2014 11:02:46 PM     Post Reply
When a federal appeals court ruled last month that a seemingly arcane wording flaw in the Affordable Care Act should invalidate a central part of the law, many of those who drafted the statute five years ago reacted with shock and anger. In 2009, they had spent months piecing together a compromise that sought to create a national system of subsidized insurance — but one run by the states. Now, they fear their work could be undone by what some call a "drafting error" and others portray as a political miscalculation. The judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for

Steve Schmidt joins Rick Perry´s legal team
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Politico, by Maggie Haberman    Original Article
Posted By: BaseballFan- 8/26/2014 5:42:33 PM     Post Reply
Republican strategist and former John McCain consultant Steve Schmidt has joined the team helping Texas Gov. Rick Perry with the strategy around his indictment, POLITICO has learned. Schmidt is the latest addition to a team that Perry has been expanding with legal hands. (Snip) Earlier this week, POLITICO’s Mike Allen reported that Perry had hired former Clinton White House special counsel Mark Fabiani to a team that already included Republican lawyer Ben Ginsberg.

Poll: Majorities of Black and
White People Think They Get
Along Just Fine

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Mediaite, by Eddie Scarry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/25/2014 7:55:35 PM     Post Reply
Amid the hysteria over the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., it might be lost that most black and white Americans believe they’re not out to get each other. A new Pew Research survey shows that 75 percent of whites and 64 percent of blacks say their groups get along together “pretty well” if not “very well.” It’s a bleaker view for Hispanics, 53 percent of whom say the same. Ferguson fell into the national media spotlight on Aug. 9 when Brown, who was unarmed and black,” was shot dead by Darren Wilson, a white police officer. A St. Louis grand jury is currently deliberating whether to charge Wilson of a crime.

Harvard Law Professor: Ferguson
Shooting ‘Just Like’ King Assassination,
‘Even Worse’ Than Emmett Till

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National Review Online, by Andrew Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Emerson- 8/25/2014 9:07:26 PM     Post Reply
Harvard Law School professor Charles Ogletree grouped the shooting of Michael Brown, who was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., earlier this month, with two of the most monumental deaths American civil-rights history on MSNBC. Ogletree, a renowned legal scholar who taught President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama during their time in Cambridge, described the state of affairs following Brown’s funeral as being “just like the assassination of” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968. “This reminds us of exactly what happened years ago when I was a young kid to the great man Emmett Till,


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